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Attendance Procedures

ATTENDANCE: To report a student absent or tardy, please contact the DVMS Attendance office at 925-855-3379. THE ATTENDANCE LINE IS ON 24 HOURS.

STUDENT ABSENCE - In the event that a student is absent, a parent should call the attendance telephone recorder. The call must be made each morning if the absence is more than one day. Students are not to call in their own absences.

TARDY - Students who arrive after the 8:10 AM tardy bell are considered TARDY and must sign in at the attendance office before going to class. A parent note or phone call is required if a student is going to be late: 925-855-3379.

LEAVING DURING THE DAY - If a student is to be dismissed before the end of the school day, a note must be presented to the attendance office before school. The note must contain the student’s name, date, time of dismissal, and parent signature. “Permission to Leave Grounds” slip will be given to the student. The parent or guardian must sign the student out in the attendance office, provide identification, and indicate the exact time of departure. If the student returns the same day, the student must sign back into the attendance office for a pass to return to class. Students who arrive after the 8:10 AM tardy bell are considered TARDY and must sign in at the attendance office before going to class. A parent note or phone call is required if a student is going to be late.